Chapter ten

The analytic space and process




Some underlying themes of this book are highlighted here — two in particular: the nature of the mental and emotional space, which is provided by the analytic relationship, and the dynamics of the analytic process itself. It is suggested that, when the analytic space is kept sufficiently free from influences that could distort and disable it, the process that then unfolds can be trusted and followed.


The frame marks off the different kind of reality that is within it from that which is outside it; but a temporal spatial frame also marks off the special kind of reality of a psycho-analytic session. And in psycho-analysis it is the existence of this frame that makes possible the full development ...

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